Athlete of the Month: Ben Sanchez


Itzel Luna

Senior Ben Sanchez performs his backstroke during BCCHS swim practice on Feb. 27.

Mahali Sanchez

Although water polo and swimming weren’t his only choices, senior Ben Sanchez found his calling for a high school sport.

Sanchez first started with swimming when he was ten years old and later transitioned to water polo. His swimming coach encouraged him to try out for water polo but his brother influenced him to try out since he played as well.

“ I have been playing for about seven years now, but I used to do cross country, track and soccer before really choosing water polo and swimming,” Sanchez said.

Although he enjoys water polo and swimming Sanchez also understands the importance of balancing school and sports. While he maintains good grades Sanchez makes sure that he talks to his teachers for his missing assignments and does all his homework on time.

“I really just try to stay on top of school because that’s what I know I’m going to do in the future,” Sanchez said.  

Although Sanchez does not plan on continuing water polo or swimming in college, he did enjoy the time he spent in the water and all the games he played with his teammates.

“I wish next years season the very best win or lose,” Sanchez said.


Games Played: 22

Points: 69

Goals: 47

Shots:  82

Assists: 22

Steals: 56